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Crime novelist Denise Mina is the author of a trilogy of
novels set in Glasgow: Garnethill (1998), which won the Crime
Writers’ Association John Creasey Memorial Dagger; Exile (2000);
and Resolution (2001).
Sanctum (2002), is the story of a forensic psychiatrist,
convicted of killing a serial killer. The Field of Blood (2005) is
the first in a new series, the second in the series, The Dead Hour,
was published in 2006, and the third, Slip of the Knife, in
Mina also writes short stories, one of which, ‘Helena and the
Babies’ from Fresh Blood 3 (1999), won the Crime Writers’
Association Macallan Short Story Dagger. Two short stories and a
play, Hurtle (2003), have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Her latest
play is Ida Tamson. Her lastest novel is Still Midnight
We met recently in Ottawa where Mina was the international guest
of honour at Bloody
Words, Canada’s national mystery conference. Our conversation
cuts a wide swath across the socio-political (alcoholism, the
accurate depiction of mental illness, the courage of the mentally
ill) the psychoanalytic (detective stories as re-enactments of the
primal act) and the technical (cozy endings, realistic puzzles)
Forty - to sixty minute interviews with accomplished authors, publishers, and sundry biblio folk, conducted by an excitable bibliophile.
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